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Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital of Catholic University of Korea was established in 1980 as the first general hospital in Gangnam, Seoul. It is the flagship hospital of Catholic Medical Center which has world-class medical staff and advanced medical equipment. The hospital is part of the largest medical network in Korea which consists of 8 affiliated hospitals, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, Institute of Biomedical Industry and other institutions.
Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital is the largest single-building hospital in Korea with 1,374 beds, including 6 beds at Emergency Room, 110 beds at Intensive Care Unit, and 22 beds at wards dedicated to international patients. It is composed of 48 clinical departments and 26 specialized centers, such as Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Catholic Hematology Hospital, Cardio-Cerebro-Vascular Hospital, Eye Center, and Organ Transplantation Center, with 880 doctors and 2,400 nurses.
In 2022, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital has made meaningful achievements, reaching 700 cumulative cases of TAVI procedure and 9,717 cases of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We have performed percutaneous transaxillary TAVI for the first time in Korea in last April, and successfully conducted kidney transplantation on a patient with rare blood disorder. Moreover, the Health Promotion Center has won the Most Trusted Brand Awards for 10 consecutive years. Furthermore, the Comprehensive Cancer Institute has been selected as one of the World’s Best Hospitals in oncology by Newsweek, the US weekly magazine for two consecutive years.
Catholic Hematology Hospital
The Catholic Hematology Hospital is the largest hematology hospital in Asia with globally recognized expertise. Since it successfully performed sibling hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) on a patient from the UAE in 2012, it has carried out more than 100 cases of HSCT on international patients. The Bone Marrow Transplant Center has been upgraded and expanded into Catholic Hematology Hospital to provide more systemic treatment to patients. The hospital has exceeded 9,000 cases of HSCT in March 2021 in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and reached 9,717 cases as of June 2022. It has long been recognized as a quaternary hospital of blood cancer treatment based on the outstanding clinical performance in blood cancer and acute myeloid leukemia.
Comprehensive Cancer Institute
The Comprehensive Cancer Institute consists of 12 centers, including Bone Marrow Transplant Center. Its multidisciplinary treatment team provides specialized treatment of each cancer type, thereby improving patients’ satisfaction and survival rates of refractory cancer. Advanced medical devices and big data technology optimize cancer treatment and reduce adverse effects, supporting fast recovery of patients. To minimize treatment period, one-stop medical service is offered. It only takes 7 days until the patient gets surgery from the first visit.
The Cardio-Cerebro-Vascular Hospital consists of Cardiovascular Center, Cerebrovascular Center and Aortic & Peripheral Blood Vessel Center. The hospital has outstanding expertise in coronary artery bypass graft surgery and acute myocardial infarction treatment. Emergency treatment is readily available, 24/7. Moreover, the hospital offers preemptive therapy for diseases that are difficult to treat. Its multidisciplinary treatment system has reduced complication rates after treatment to less than 1%, showing unrivaled clinical performance.
Organ Transplantation Center
The Organ Transplantation Center has become a pacesetter in organ transplantation in Korea, successfully performing a kidney transplantation in 1969 for the first time in Korea and a liver transplant from a brain-dead donor in 1993. Moreover, since it performed the first small bowel transplant in Korea in 2004, it has become the only hospital in Korea that has conducted small bowel transplant. Furthermore, it reached 1,000 cumulative cases of liver transplant in 2020 and 3,500 cumulative cases of kidney transplant in 2021. Professional medical staff and coordinators dedicated to each type of organ transplantation closely monitor patients. Recently, the center has performed a spousal donor kidney transplantation on a patient who had been infected with COVID-19. Likewise, the center is strengthening its leading position in organ transplantation.
The Eye Center performed the first artificial cornea transplant in Korea in 1980, cumulating the largest number of cases of cornea transplant for the past 38 years as of 2018. It is a leading center in cataract treatment, vision correction surgery and cornea transplant. Ophthalmologists provide quality medical services, such as treatment for cataract, glaucoma, retinopathy and pediatric eye diseases, plastic surgery, cornea transplant, and vision correction surgery.
An Isolation Ward for International Patients
Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital has prepared an isolation ward where international patients with severe diseases who made an appointment prior to their entry to Korea are transferred immediately to the hospital after tested negative for COVID-19, according to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Patients are under close monitoring of the doctor during the two-week hospital quarantine and can get safe treatment promptly after the quarantine ends.
International Health Care Center (IHCC)
The International Health Care Center provides primary care, immigration medical examination, vaccination and drug prescription before travel as well as consultations with a rheumatologist, internist and psychologist. The center helps patients not only treat their diseases, but also prevent them and improve their lifestyles. It closely cooperates with other clinical departments to refer patients to appropriate outpatient and inpatient care. When a patient is referred to other clinical departments, coordinators of IHCC provide interpretation service for their convenience.
Emergency treatment is available at any time at Emergency Room of the hospital where an English-speaking doctor is attending 24/7 for international patients. Other language services are provided by coordinators of IHCC.
Services for international patients
1) Interpretation service by coordinators: English, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, French, Chinese
2) Direct billing service: The qualification for direct billing depends on official contracts between the insurance company and Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital.
3) One-stop service: medical consultation, issuance of prescriptions, referral to specialty care and treatment
4) Services for patients’ convenience
– An isolation ward for “fast track treatment” of international patients
– Tailored meal: Western, Halal, Russian meals and sterile diets
– Medical records and images are provided (also available on CDs and DVDs). – Prayer rooms for Muslim patients